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Save Our Cemeteries

New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Save Our Cemeteries
Save Our Cemeteries is the ONLY non-profit cemetery restoration and tour organization specifically dedicated to the preservation, promotion and protection of New Orleans historic cities of the dead through restoration, education, and advocacy. We offer tours of St. Louis No. 1, 2, and 3, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and Metairie Cemetery. Our tours are small (no more than 15 people) and historically acurate.
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Discover the historical Metairie Cemetery in depth on a walking tour of this nineteenth century landmark. Metairie Cemetery is the final resting places for thousands of people, including at least seven New Orleans mayors, nine Louisiana governors, 49 kings of Carnival, bandleaders like Al Hirt and Louis Prima, and other local notables. Learn about the history of New Orleans through the lens of the people buried at this historical cemetery.
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Garfieldluvr wrote a review Jun 2020
Denver, Colorado560 contributions172 helpful votes
We took the St Louis #1 walking tour. The cemetary is small, and there is a lot of tour groups, but our guide was great at making his way around and getting away from the hoards of people when needed. Our guide was great, taught us a lot about burial and history of the cemetery. Very educational and the money goes toward a good cause.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Hollyhouse180 wrote a review Mar 2020
Pennsylvania17 contributions14 helpful votes
First and foremost, take this tour because you are financially supporting the preservation of these unique cemeteries. Second, take this tour because you will have a guide who knows everything there is to know about this and all the other cemeteries in New Orleans. Third, know that you will be in a smaller group than the more commercial tours. Our very personable guide provided excellent and interesting information on grave sites throughout the cemetery, not just the "famous" sites, and we left with a good understanding of the burial process in New Orleans. We learned some history of the surrounding area along the way as well, and meeting up at the Backatown Coffee Parlour was a nice plus, since we enjoyed a lovely breakfast there before the tour. Thank you, Save Our Cemeteries, for a great tour and for the work you do!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mary R wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. Fun seeing and learning about the unique way burials have been performed. The tour was a bit more than 1 1/2 hours. If you have difficulty standing or walking, bring a portable stool so you can take a break...wished we had one.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ken T wrote a review Mar 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico6 contributions6 helpful votes
NOLA is nourished with a lot of history and tradition, and the cemeteries are part of it. The tour guide for this tour was unprepared and she more than once almost skipped important tombs in the first cemetery we went to. The tour was so bad my wife and I decided to skip the second half and enjoy our day in different ways.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nomad234938 wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
We had so much fun and learned more than we could imagine on our recent tour. Our guide Pat was phenomenal! She was so knowledgeable, funny and took her time which was appreciated. We had a wonderful experience and can't wait to go back and do it again with our teenagers one day and so happy our money went towards such a great organization.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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